Business leaders fight climate change listen05/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
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A new television ad campaign will feature 30-second clips of companies that have made changes to their businesses to reduce their impact on global warming.
The ads are being produced by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Florida Wildlife Federation. Patrick Detcher, a consultant with the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, said the museum contains one of the largest collections of classic cars in the state. It also is outfitted with the largest solar array in the state, with 50 kilowatts of power.
Solar power isnâ€™t cheap â€“ certainly not now. But Detcher said the museum gets tax breaks from the state. Business, not government, is going to lead the charge in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, he said.
Art Kimbrough is with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, which is North Florida. Just within the last year, a new plant has opened called Green Circle Bio-Energy; it is considered the worldâ€™s largest wood pellet plant.
Some of the business officials who will be featured in new television ads are advocating supporting of a bill pending in the Senate that would place a cap and trade system in place on reducing greenhouse emissions.